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American West Football Conference
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 American West Football Conference season
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Sport Indoor football
FounderPlatinum Events & Security LLC
Inaugural season 2019
No. of teams4
CountryUnited States
Official website

The American West Football Conference (AWFC) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2018 by Platinum Events & Security, LLC, the owners of the Idaho Horsemen, a team which was founded in 2017. [1]



After being unable to decide on whether to join the Indoor Football League or Champions Indoor Football, Chris Reynolds, owner of the Idaho Horsemen announced that his ownership group Platinum Events & Security, LLC, would create a new indoor league, the American West Football Conference. [2] The league was created to fill the void of a lack of west coast teams and leagues. According to the website, "The AWFC will kickoff its inaugural season March of 2019 with 4 teams in Nampa, Idaho ( Idaho Horsemen), Reno, Nevada ( Reno Express), Wenatchee, Washington ( Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks), & Kennewick, Washington ( Tri-Cities Fire). The AWFC will start off small to make sure every team will become successful and bring a source of affordable entertainment to each member team." [3] [4]

Mission Statement

"The American West Football Conference will proactively develop a league of stable and profitable football teams by demonstrating the highest level of integrity and professionalism. We will strive to provide our fans, sponsors, business partners with as much value and quality as possible while maintaining the highest standards of business practices." [5]



Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joined Head coach
Idaho Horsemen Nampa, Idaho Ford Idaho Center 12,279 2017 2019 TBA
Reno Express Reno, Nevada Reno Events Center 7,000 2018 2019 TBA
Tri-Cities Fire Kennewick, Washington Toyota Center 6,000 2018 2019 TBA
Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks [6] Wenatchee, Washington Town Toyota Center 4,300 2018 2019 TBA

Markets In the Works

  • Everett, Washington
  • Kent, Washington
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Spokane, Washington
  • Billings, Montana
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Yakima, Washington
  • Las Vegas, Nevada


  1. ^ "HISTORY". Official Website. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE". AWFC Insider. October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "HISTORY". Official Website. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Castete, Aaron (October 21, 2018). "Western US based indoor football league forming for 2019". Arena Football Talk. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "HISTORY". Official Website. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Darby, Uriah (October 9, 2018). "Evening News October 9, 2018". NCW Life Channel. Retrieved October 22, 2018.

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